Craig Sports Briefs for June 25, 2014: Women-only Cast Blast and Twang this weekend from CPW |

Craig Sports Briefs for June 25, 2014: Women-only Cast Blast and Twang this weekend from CPW

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a Cast Blast and Twang to teach fishing and shooting protocol Saturday in Granby.

CPW hosts similar events across the state each year, but the upcoming one in Granby is for women only, “to keep up with the growing number of women wishing to hunt and fish,” according to a news release.

It will offer lessons on the basics of fly-fishing, archery and safe use of shotguns. No experience or equipment in hunting or fishing is required, but a fishing license is needed.

For more information, call the CPW office in Hot Sulphur Springs at 970-725-6200.

Summer soccer at Sawer Soccer Park on Wednesdays

Craig’s Bill Sawer is hosting a summer soccer camp at his fields on West First Street.

Sawer Soccer Park will have a refereed soccer game for players of all ages and skill levels from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Players are encouraged to bring shinguards but no soccer cleats. Sawer has extra equipment available to use for those without shinguards.

In addition, Sawer is holding tryouts for an under-18 boys traveling soccer team at 7 p.m. this Wednesday at Sawer Soccer Park. Those interested should bring a copy of their birth certificate, shinguards and soccer cleats.

For more information, call Sawer at 970-824-0116.

Parks and Rec football getting started

The Craig Parks and Recreation youth tackle football season is around the corner.

The leagues for third through sixth graders have weekly games and practices at Woodbury Sports Complex that begin in August. Registration is open now at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 W. Fourth St. or on the Parks and Rec website.

For more information on the league or to become a coach or official, call Dave Pike at 970-826-2006. Registration is due by July 16.

Summer water aerobics at Craig pool

Craig Parks and Recreation is taking registration for the next session of water aerobics at the Craig Swimming Complex this summer.

Water aerobics offers a low-resistance method of exercise and can improve fitness and flexibility without overworking joints. During the summer, shallow-water and deep-water classes will be offered. Shallow classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. Deep water will be at the same times Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Classes begin June 2 and run through Aug. 14. The fee for one session is $50 or $90 for both sets of classes, or people can drop in to individual classes for $4. For more information, contact Parks and Rec at 970-826-2029.

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